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Water-W heels by f. p. reagle
Different ways of harnessing waterpower so as to make it do the work of man have been devised and studied almost since the beginning of history. Many primitive peoples have seen and taken advantage of this water ever flowing from the high places in the mountains and hills to the sea and capable at every foot's drop of developing irresistible power. Our primi­tive people have, in a primitive way to be sure, taught us les­sons in using this power to grind corn, lift water, and save effort in many lines.
Boys will find this harnessing of water power to run toy machines and miniature mills a very interesting study. Water-wheels as described and pictured in this chapter are either
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